Bulletin – February 13, 2022

St. John’s & Emmanuel Lutheran Church

February 13, 2022 – 6th Sunday After Epiphany

The Service – Setting One

Hymnal Introduction

Hymn 867Afflicted Saint, to Christ Draw Near                           Choir v. 1,2     Congregation v. 3,4

Text: John Fawcett, 1740-1817, alt.; (refrain): Constance Dever, b. 1960 Music: Constance Dever, b.1960

Invocation                                                                                                                                      CW 154

Confession                                                                                                                                      CW 154

Absolution                                                                                                                                      CW 154

Lord, Have Mercy                                                                                                                         CW 156

Glory Be to God                                                                                                                             CW 157

The Word                                                                                                                               CW 160

Salutation                                                                                                                                       CW 160

Prayer of the Day                                                                                                                    CW 160

First Reading                                                                                                                         Jeremiah 17:5-8

5This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. 7“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Psalm 1A Blessed Are They                                                                                                           CW 1

Second Reading                                                                                                          1 Corinthians 12:7b-10

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Gospel Acclamation – Epiphany                                                                                                       CW 161

Gospel                                                                                               Luke 6:17-26 (today’s sermon text)

17He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

20Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

23“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. 24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. 25Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Hymn 803 Day By Day                                                                                                       Congregation

Text: ©1992 Augsburg Fortress.

Sermon                                         Luke 6:17-26, “JESUS’ BLESSINGS BRING A DIFFERENT KIND OF JOY”

He shows us that it is a joy:

  1. To be poor (20,24)
  2. To be hungry (21a,25a)
  3. To weep (21b,25b)
  4. To suffer (22-23,26)

Nicene Creed                                                                                                                               CW 162

Prayer of the Church                                                                                                                  CW 164



The Sacrament

Preface                                                                                                                                           CW 165

Holy, Holy, Holy                                                                                                                CW 167

Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                                    CW 168

Lord’s Prayer – contemporary version                                                                          CW 168

Words of Institution                                                                                                                           CW 168

 O Christ, Lamb of God                                                                                                               CW 169


At St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church we practice close Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

Personal Pre-Communion Prayer

Lord, I am not worthy to be a guest at your holy table. But you are the friend of sinners, and you will not cast me out. This bread is your body, which bore my sins upon the tree. This wine is your blood, which purifies me from all guilt. At your invitation, I come rejoicing. Receive me, my Savior.

Distribution Hymn 661 Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord               Congregation

Text: Public domain. Tune: Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Borgeouis; setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.

Personal Post Communion Prayer

Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for nourishing me in this sacrament with your body and blood. You have given me forgiveness, life, and salvation. Let me always remain in you as a branch remains in the vine. Send me out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.

O living Bread from heaven, how richly you have fed your guest! The gifts you now have given have filled my heart with joy and rest. Lord, grant me that thus strengthened with heavenly food, while here my course on earth is lengthened, I serve with holy fear. And when you call my spirit to leave this world below, I enter through your merit where joys unmingled flow.

Thanksgiving, Proclamation & Blessing                                                                       CW 170

Hymn 800 How Firm a Foundation                                                                        Congregation

Text: Public domain. Music: Genuine Church Music, Winchester, 1832, ed. Joseph Funk


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